Necropolis of Kings & Queens: Basilica of Saint-Denis Tour
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Basilica of Saint-Denis Guided Tour

Basilica of Saint-Denis Guided Tour

with Entrance tickets

Enjoy a guided tour of the spectacular royal Basilica of Saint-Denis and learn about its history from your expert guide. An experience you can't miss!

Basilica of Saint-Denis Guided Tour
with Entrance tickets
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About this experience

Experience an amazing guided visit of the most important Gothic Cathedral in the world, where French kings and queens rest in peace.

Meet our expert local guide in the Paris city centre and enjoy an authentic trip in history.
Saint-Denis was the first bishop of Paris and legend has it that, after its decapitation, the bishop walked on this site while preaching a sermon on repentance.
Saint Louis elected this place for his family’s tombs, and as a result of the basilica now contains a collection of sculpted sarcophagi.

The Basilica of Saint-Denis includes 75 graves (43 kings and 32 queens), from king Dagobert (7th Century) to Louis XVI.

With uniquely influential and beautiful architecture and fascinating stories of numerous powerful and poignant personalities, the Saint Denis Basilica tour is sure to please.

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Cancellation Policy

Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund

Additional Information

Sunday bookings will give you the opportunity to attend Mass after your visit.
The Mass will start at 6:00 pm from October to March, and at 6:30 pm from April to September.

Note that the Basilica is both a museum and a church. For that reason, very occasionally, due to funerals or exceptional masses the tour may be canceled or postponed. We will of course warn you as early as possible as we keep in touch with the staff of the Basilica.

Please make sure you are dressed warmly as it can get very cold inside the cathedral.

There are a few steps to enter the church and to reach the crypt. The Necropolis museum has special accesses and elevators for disabled visitors. Please make sure you notify us so we can make arrangements with the staff there prior to your visit.

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What's included

Guided visit of the Basilica of Saint-Denis
Entrance tickets to the Basilica
Expert, English-speaking tour guide
Escorted roundtrip travel to St Denis on the Paris metro
Small groups of 20 people or fewer

What's not included

Hotel pick up/drop off
Gratuities (optional)

Meeting Point

Meet your guide 15 minutes prior to the starting time of the tour next to Champs-Elysées-Clemenceau metro station by the walking man statue of former French President Charles de Gaulle, located right in front of the Grand Palais. 9 avenue du Général Eisenhower 75008 Paris